Beyond Affliction: Charity 1930 - 1970

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Charity 1930 - 1970

After World War II there is a tremendous increase in the number of organizations who use mass media public relations campaigns to raise funds for specific diagnoses. The focus of this outpouring of energy is primarily the search for a medical "cure" in a "war" against the cause of a disability. The everyday needs of those with disabilities often take a back seat.

Camp Daddy Allen Postcards
F.D. Roosevelt, March of Dimes Speech